HH issues warning to ‘violent’ UPND cadres

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Hakainde_HichilemaUnited Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has warned UPND members that the party will not take kindly to any member resorting to violence.

Mr Hichilema in a statement availed to QFM News says reports suggesting that the UPND is causing any form of violence in some parts of the country are regrettable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

Mr Hichilema says the UPND recognizes the need for all political parties to learn to co-exist.

He says political parties instigating and causing violence must be condemned in the strongest terms and that Police must arrest perpetrators.

Mr Hichilema has appealed to UPND members to preach peace and love to one another even in the face of extreme provocation from those in the ruling party.

The UPND leaders states that his party is aware of a ploy by the ruling party to allegedly instigate fear and panic among citizens before and after elections, tactics they have allegedly learnt from a neighboring country known for political violence in the face of a looming shocking defeat in next week’s presidential election.

Mr Hichilema says the UPND calls upon political parties to take responsibility and ensure that they restrain their cadres from perpetrating any acts of violence in order to protect property and lives of innocent Zambians.

He has further called on the Zambia Police not to remain mute and put a blind eye to those inciting and committing these election crimes.

Mr Hichilema adds that it is not too late for the Zambia Police Service to ban all offensive weapons like pangas and knifes from being sold on the streets until after the elections.

He says Police must come down very strongly on those using these weapons, and has also called for an amnesty and withdraw of all offensive weapons from those carrying them.

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8 Responses to HH issues warning to ‘violent’ UPND cadres

  1. Great Leadership President HH. Leading by example. We now wait upon Mr “Me Too” Lungu to emulate you even though we don’t expect much from him as he was shown live on Movi TV instigating violence and justifying through the smoke screen they created by burning their own boat so as to frame the UPND.

    Next week begin to restructure the country for the better with your good team. You have our support.

    The Living Legend
    January 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm
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  2. THAT IS WHAT IS EXPECTED OF LEADER, UNLIKE LUNGU, HH HAS SET GOOD PRECEDENCE. FELLOW ZAMBIANS PLEASE, LET’S GIVE CHANCE TO THIS MAN HICHILEMA TO RUN THIS COUNTRY IN AN EXMPLARY MANNER. MAY GOD BLESS HH TO ASSUME THE PRESIDENCY OF THIS COUNTRY.

    CHANDA
    January 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm
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  3. One is able to see that this man is speaking with authority, power, and all that comes with an above-board leader. That is how a president should speak.

    Hate or like HH; it does not change what he has proved that violence can never be the best way to recoup our peace and freedom from the Panga Family.

    We all know that non-violence is a rougher path to freedom and peace many Zambians today are yearning for.

    HH’s appeal for non-violence does not mean succumbing to the Panga Family militia; it is a plea to stand our ground in the face of Panga Family violence without resorting to violence.

    In other words, if the militia is to be defeated, the force of us all noble citizens should come from our craving for peace and freedom, our numbers and higher principles; not pangas flaunted by the Panga Family.

    Simply put, it is a request to overcome evil with good not with more evil. Ha, this guy is presidential material.

    Sara
    January 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm
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  4. The reports must be condemned or the violence must be condemned??

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    January 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm
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  5. Viva H.H,you are really the president,there is life in you.it shows that even where you are coming from they are elderly pipo who have taught you respect and love for others,not like vodka very serious in planing where to find pangas these are the fruits bars where they drink.god bless you H.H lead us to the promised land.may our god hear our prayers

    Comrade
    January 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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  6. You people these are acts of pf to show that upnd is involved in the acts of violence. They even went to ban their boat at cross roads mall at a filling station and smashing their vehicles at north mead shopping center. I do not expect upnd to panic over this and abandon the campaigns. This is pf work. remember we were warned that these things will be coming in the last days of pf because they know that they are loosing.

    Pf died with Sata period.

    musana
    January 14, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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  7. Education plays a very important role in our lives. I believe if all people had received formal education I don’t think violence would be there. Thugs are there because they lack education there understanding is so narrow, so much that the only thing they think is drinking beer as early as 05:00 hours every day. May the good Lord intervene in this matter and let the Holy Angels protect the innocent citizens in the name of Jesus.

    Please hide my name

    Balu Mulumba
    January 15, 2015 at 8:18 am
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  8. The presidnt 4 ths country is HH.Becoz there is sense in him & he can change this country 4 the better.may God bless HH 4 the president of ZAMBIA.HH Goooooo….!!!!

    Evans Saulu
    January 16, 2015 at 10:52 am
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